The mission of the Harvard SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) Health Equity Research Collaborative is to advance health equity for all communities, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. To do so we bring together internationally-recognized scientific experts from diverse disciplines whose research focuses on the intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and health.
We are committed to promoting the health of diverse LGBTQ+ communities in terms of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, race/ethnicity, geography, and other axes of social inequality.
The team centers intersectional and feminist lenses and utilizes a range of approaches, including: community-based participatory research; qualitative and mixed methods; epidemiology and biostatistics; demography; psychology; intervention design, implementation, and evaluation research; and policy translation. We are committed to disseminating our research to all audiences, including academics, policymakers, LGBTQ+ communities, and the general public.
Harvard SOGIE follows collaboratively developed community norms and uses an equitable mentorship model to support researchers at all career stages through our works-in-progress meetings, journal clubs, professional development workshops, peer mentorship lunches, grant writing sessions, seminar series, and more.